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It was a special night for the Trenton soccer program Wednesday night.

The program debuted its Hall of Fame and celebrated the accomplishments of three former Trojans in its inaugural class of inductees.

Trisha Roberts-Wellock, Jennifer Whaley and Andrea “Gerbi” Schoenherr were all honored in a pre-game ceremony Wednesday evening and each were recognized for their accolades during the career in a Trenton uniform.

Schoenherr was a Trojan from 1987-1989 and was part of Trenton’s inaugural team.

She was accompanied by her kids Noach and Gianna as well as her niece, Marissa Gerbi, a current Trenton varsity player.

Schoenherr’s list of accomplishment was quite the impressive one and it seemed she was an easy pick for the first Hall of Fame class.

During her time at Trenton, she was three time MVP and three time All League as a goalie.

She was the News Herald’s first MVP in 1989 and helped her team to a district championship in 1987.

Schoenherr finished her career with a 1.5 goals against average and 19 career shutouts.

After graduating, she played for Michigan State University from 1989-1992 where she continued to wow crowds.

She was a four year starting varsity goalkeeper and a four year letter winner.

In 1992, she was ranked as the top goalie of the Central Region. She set an MSU single season record with the third best goals against average of .060 in a single season and was eighth in wins in a single season in MSU history.

She was fifth in career wins in the school’s history as well as fifth in career goals against (1.08).

But her career wasn’t done there.

From 1993-1995 Schoenherr was involved with the Olympic Developmental Program.

In 1993 she was selected to the women’s Olympic Developmental Program state team and in 1994 was selected to the women’s Olympic Developmental Program state and regional team.

In 1995, Schoenherr was again selected to the state and regional team as well as the women’s U.S. National B team. During that same year she played for the team against Germany in Washington D.C..

Her professional career lasted from 1995-1998 with the ZIGGX in Columbus, OH.

There, Schoenherr was a four year starting goalkeeper. In 1995 she played in the first ever Nike Women’s soccer league (USISL) and was on the USISL All-Star team in 1997.



Roberts-Wellock was joined by her husband and young daughter at the ceremony.

Her time at Trenton lasted from 1999-2002 and during her career she was four time All-State, four time All-Regional, four time All-District, four-time All-League and four time All-Downriver.

Roberts-Wellock was also three time Detroit News Top 30 Player, three time All-Academic First Team, three time All-Downriver MVP and was given the coaches award three times.

She was a News-Herald athlete of the week as well as a WJR Radio athlete of the week.

Her Trojan career included four league titles, three district titles and one regional title.

Roberts-Wellock finished her career with 95 goals and 57 assists.

After graduation, Roberts-Wellock went on to Eastern Michigan University where she played from 2002-2006.

Her college accomplishments included the Women’s Soccer Scholarship, the Scholar Athlete Award, Highest Honor and the MAC Comissioner’s Award.

She was also named to the Academic All-MAC Team as well as the All-MAC Second Team.

Roberts-Wellock also played for the Detroit Jaguars Semi-Pro Women’s team from 2005-2007.



Jennifer Whaley was the final inductee of the night and was represented by her father Tim Whaley. Jennifer currently lives in Florida and was unable to attend the ceremony.

The youngest of the group, Whaley was in a Trenton uniform from 2003-2006.

During her career she was a four year letter winner, four time All-League, four time All-Academic and four time All-District.

She was also three time All-Regional, three time All-State, three time team MVP and served as the Trojan captain for three years.

In 2003, Whaley was named as the Gatorade High School Athlete Rookie of the Year and in 2004 was ranked in the top 75 state players by the Detroit News.

In 2005, she was a News Herald Athlete of the Week as well as a Player of the Week for michigansoccer.net.

Whaley finished her career with 100 goals, 41 assists, two district championships and one league championship.

In college, she played for the University of Detroit from 2006-2008.

Creating a Trenton soccer Hall of Fame was current Coach Mike Hatfield’s idea.

“I’ve been here for three years now, but I’ve known almost all those previous coaches,” he said. “I’ve known the history of Trenton; you can see it all over the banner.

“People don’t’ really know how much they’ve really won until you see it all written out.”

Hatfield said it was something he really wanted to do for the women’s soccer program.

“We just started talking about it and I started looking at the players and I started talking to some of the old coaches and thought that it would be cool,” he said..

Hatfield bounced the idea off the Trenton Athletic Director and started going through the archives and stats to decide on who would be inducted.

“You start looking at some of these stats and see what some of these women have achieved,” he said. “The goalkeeper for the U.S. National Team; that’s huge. I was extremely impressed when I saw that.”

Hatfield says the program plans to inaugurate a new class every two to three years.



Last Updated: 5/1/2014 1:30:44 AM EST

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